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US Open 2008!

US Open
Flushing Meadows, NY, USA
August 25 - September 7, 2008


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Anna's section of the draw - top part of the bottom half:
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Elena Dementieva RUS (5) vs. Akgul Amanmuradova UZB
Pauline Parmentier FRA vs. Marina Erakovic NZL

Qualifier vs. Anne Keothavong GBR
Nuria Llagostera Vives ESP vs. Francesca Schiavone ITA (25)

Shahar Peer ISR (24) vs. Na Li CHN
Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO vs. Sara Errani ITA

Ekaterina Bychkova RUS vs. Anastasia Rodionova RUS
Ekaterina Makarova RUS vs. Anna Chakvetadze RUS (10)
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Anna is defending 450 points from her semi-final loss to Svetlana Kuznetsova last year.

She has a decent draw, surrounding by Russians in the first two rounds. Anna needs to go deep to defend all those points. Her good run at New Haven may take some pressure off.

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I think Anna will have a good run at USO

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I think there's a good chance Anna plays Lena in R15, with the winner playing Sveta in the quarters.
This is a very good draw. Li is dangerous, but she has to play Peer.

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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

Monday's schedule:

Louis Armstrong Stadium

1 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[4] v. Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG)


followed by
2 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[3]


3 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Sergio Roitman (ARG) v. Andy Murray (GBR)[6]


4 Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) v. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[10]


5 Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)[17] v. Guillermo Canas (ARG)
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Come on Anna!

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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

Thank you Wintermute for posting all that info. Looking further, the 3rd quarter of the draw is indeed a Russian festival.

Haven't seen Makarova play. Just found out in her profile that she's a lefty. And has won only one match since Eastbourne. Anna should get past her.
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at least she'll play on a center court.... so many time that I don't see a match of her, finally I can see her , good luck Anna!!!, you're a top ten player
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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

Good luck Anna
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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

Anna takes the first set 6-1. Pretty comfortable so far but Makarova is not really asking any questions of her.
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Anna lost the second set 6-2. Awful play from her, she basically self-destructed. Makarova really did nothing. One of the commentators made a good point that perhaps at this stage it's a self-fulfilling prophecy: Anna expects herself to lose the plot in the second set and that manifests itself.
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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

Makarova bt Chakvetadze 1-6 6-2 6-3



Nothing good to say about Anna's performance.
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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

And I think she needs a . This was awful. And she did not
play well. The girl needs some rest from tennis i think, doesn't seem like she enjoy it that much right now. But she will come back, so much talent.

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Re: US Open 2008! - R1: vs Makarova

O-M-G?!?!

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Arvidsson A. Bondarenko Chakvetadze Cirstea Görges Hlaváčková
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Re: US Open 2008! - Anna's out in first round :(

Anna needs to take a few weeks off. She clearly doesn't have her head on right. We all know she can play better than this but once she loses a few tough points, she implodes. It's sad watching her lose the way she is.
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